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Let's play a game of "pullet or roo"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChristieB, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, I have 8 chicks who are 4 weeks old today. They are light Sussex X (breeder says pure but I'm not at all convinced) 2 are Orpington X Sussex, she only told me she had the Orpington hen in there when they hatched and I questioned her, hence my distrust.

    Any who that's all irrelevant, lets play :)

    Group shot with their 2 mummas
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    Chick 1
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    My guess is rooster

    Chick 2
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    I think pullet but could go either way at this point

    Chick 3
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    rooster

    Chick 4
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    Pullet, curious about the black legs. What throws that?

    Chick 5
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    Pullet

    Chick 6
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    Pullet

    Chick 7
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    Based on wattles could be rooster but not sure

    Chick 8
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    Again based on wattles I think rooster,

    That would give me 50/50 :) they change so much each week, will update with new photos as they age, I welcome all thoughts for or against my uneducated opinions please
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The "black" legs look green to me. Though I don't see how you could get either color from a Sussex X Orpington since both have white legs. As for sexes I would agree.
     
  3. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for your reply. I think it's the photo making them look green, they are probably more grey than black, this is the first time I've actually noticed it so I went back through my photos and its legs were the same as the others to start, the first photo I can see a change is a week ago, makes it even more confusing!!
     
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  4. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not quite day old, don't know which is which but it's one of the darker cream ones and both have the same colour legs

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    Another pic from today,

    It's times like these that remind me how little I know despite all I've learned!!

    These are the pictures of the parents she sent when I questioned her

    Supposed mother.
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    Some of the roosters and hens
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    I won't be breeding or showing so it's no problem to me but I like to know what breeds I've got, plus when I rehome the excess I'll need to know!
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy ChristieB

    As I mentioned on the Aussie Thread .. I will play, but my skill set is such that even I would not make any judgement calls on my guesses [​IMG]

    I agree with you on Chick #1 .. rooster.

    Again, I agree with you on Chick #2 .. I am thinking pullet but not positive.

    #3 my guess is rooster.

    Yeah, probably pullet on #4 but not 100% convinced. Same with #5.

    #6 my guess is pullet.

    #7 I am going to go out on a limb and even with the wattles, going with pullet.

    #8 I am swaying towards rooster.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with these guesses.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Teila
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I agree with most of your guesses.
     
  9. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys :) would be great if more were pullets, I will find a home for them all but it's much harder with the boys,
     
  10. wockaflocka

    wockaflocka New Egg

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    I WANT TO PLAY!
    HEN OR ROO BARRED ROCK!
     

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